The Walrus and the Carpenter
The seafood here is fantastic, and that’s not a well-kept secret. So go early as The Walrus and the Carpenter doesn’t take reservations. (There are other spots along Ballard Avenue, and even in the same building to grab a drink and/or an app while you wait—including sister restaurant, Barnacle.) The plates here are somewhat small and best shared tapas-style. Don’t miss the extensive oyster list.